by John W. Farquhar and Gene A. Spiller
For people diagnosed with heart disease or with a family history of heart ailments, Stanford cardiologist Farquhar teams with clinical researcher Spiller to offer an overview of diseases of the heart as well as lifestyle choices for effectively dealing with them. Presented in a question-and-answer format, the book is in two parts. Part one addresses various heart conditions, the symptoms of each, and associated medical tests and treatments. Readers also learn how the heart works physically. Part two focuses on prevention, telling how to assess risk and offering practical advice for stress reduction, dietary changes, and exercise.
Norton, 2001, 164 p., b&w; illus., hardcover
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